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Granarolo launches new Tetra Stelo

Plant-based packaging made up of 87% renewable sources

Great news for the Granarolo Group, which chooses the sustainable packaging "Tetra Stelo Aseptic Edge Wingcap" for the milk line of the "Accadì High Digestibility Lactose Free" range. This is a package conceived in collaboration with Tetra Pak and made up of 87% materials from renewable sources: FSC certified paper, from responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources; polymer obtained from sugar cane for the components of the cap, the neck of the cap and two of the packaging linings.

The composition of the new packaging allows a reduction of CO2 emissions by 20% compared to the same package that uses conventional materials from polymer from fossil sources, certified by the Carbon Trust. The polyethylene of the plant-based plastic coming from sugar cane, has the same chemical-physical characteristics and the same performance as the corresponding petroleum polyethylene, together with which it is recycled, but at the same time it has a lower impact on the environment: thanks to the fact that sugar cane, as it grows, absorbs Co2. The subsequent production of plastic thus allows reduced CO2 emissions, compared to fossil plastics.

The new packaging is just another step in the path taken by the company in favor of sustainability. Granarolo's goal is based on goal 12 "Responsible Consumption and Production" of the United Nations 2030 agenda, and is to save the environment 3787 t of Co2 in 4 years (2018-2021). The strategy includes 4 main actions: reduction of the weight of primary and secondary packaging, use of recyclable and recycled plastic, recovery of milk packaging returned from the market and experimentation with alternative materials to plastic.

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